Adi Sankaracharya

A Quote by Adi Sankaracharya on enquiry, truth, unreal, self, and real

What is enquiry into the Truth? It is the firm conviction that the Self is  real, and all, other than That,  is unreal.

Adi Sankaracharya

Source: Tattva bodha of Sankaracharya

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Adi Sankaracharya on sat-chit-ananda, existence, consciousness, bliss, and self

Thus one should know oneself to be of the nature of Existence-Consciousness-Bliss[Sat-Chit-Ananda].

Adi Sankaracharya

Source: Tattva bodha of Sankaracharya, Pages: 65

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Adi Sankaracharya on self, gross, subtle, causal, body, sheaths, consciousnes, sleep, and waking

The witness of the three states of consciousness [waking, dream and deep sleep] and of the nature of Existence-Consciousness-Bliss is the Self

Adi Sankaracharya

Source: Tattva bodha of Sankaracharya, Pages: 29

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Adi Sankaracharya on pure, self, witness, body, born, die, and vehicle

Knowing that I am different from the body, I need not neglect the body. It is a vehicle that I use to transact with the world. It is the temple which houses the Pure Self within.

Adi Sankaracharya

Source: Tattva bodha of Sankaracharya, Pages: 34-35

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Adi Sankaracharya on sorrow, happiness, finitude, self, time, space, and objects

There is sorrow in finitude. The Self is beyond time, space and objects. It is infinite and hence of the nature of absolute happiness.

Adi Sankaracharya

Source: Tattva bodha of Sankaracharya, Pages: 65

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Adi Sankaracharya on nature, happiness, sorrow, miserable, veil, peaceful, and joy

Each thing tends to move towards its own nature. I always desire happiness which is my true nature. My nature is never a burden to me. Happiness is never a burden to me, whilst sorrow is.

Adi Sankaracharya

Source: Tattva bodha of Sankaracharya, Pages: 65

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Adi Sankaracharya on living being, ego, knowledge, omniscient, and ishwar

But the jiva [living being] is endowed with ego and his knowledge is limited, whereas Ishwar is without ego and is omniscient.

Adi Sankaracharya

Source: Tattva bodha of Sankaracharya, Pages: 88

Contributed by: Meenakshi

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